Thursday, October 9, 2008

Guest Speaker Author Jan Cleere at October League meeting

We thoroughly enjoyed the Powerpoint presentation from our speaker, author Jan Cleere. Jan graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University West. She writes about the unique characters, creatures and vegetation of the desert southwest. Her writings have appeared in many Southwestern periodicals. She has received many awards for her writing and belongs to many associations including The Arizona Historical Society.

Jan discussed her new book "Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers". It’s so fascinating to hear about pioneer women, what they went through and how they did it without air conditioning!

Jan autographed her books for League members after the talk and Sharron McKinney presented her with our Historical Cookbook.